Thursday, May 21, 2009


The Marion County Coroner's Office dragged a deceased, obese woman from her home on a mattress and hauled her body away on a flat bed trailer in front of her family members. The deceased weighed 750 pounds. They covered her with an old piece of carpet.

Seriously guys, is that how you treat the dead in Indiana?

The family and neighbors are somewhat traumatized.

I have some interesting ideas for my funeral, but a flat bed trailer does not figure into any of them. Also, I was afraid my kids would dress up like a whale and play a tape of spouting noises. They have a weird sense of humor. Plus, it's what I'd do.

There is very little dignity in life and, often, less in death. But you do what you can.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Entertaining slide show of images from the Hubble telescope here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


The king in the land decides before the birth of a single peasant that he will adopt peasants 1, 12, 24, 37, 59 as his children. The king makes the decree and later the peasants are born.

The King tells his messenger, “God tell peasants 1, 12, 24, 37, 59 I wish to show my mercy to them and adopt them as my children, and they will come and live with me.”

The peasants, now born, but on the far side of country and without hope and food, rejoice at the news and receive the gift so graciously given. They become heirs and go live with the king.

“When did the king’s decree become effective?

Was it when the peasant was born?

Or was it when the king said it?”

When the king determined to do it. He is the king. What he purposes in his heart will be accomplished.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Relaxing with the Little Woman.

Congratulations, Nurses! It's National Nurse Week.
"If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man." C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

someone sent this to me by e-mail today.

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.

The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in.

I've seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then!!!! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P. S. Sure is hot down here!!!!